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Old 07-12-2008, 04:13 PM   #1
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What are the minimum requirements for vista to be installed on a system
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:16 PM   #2
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ms claims that they are
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*1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
*512 MB of system memory
*20 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
*Support for DirectX 9 graphics and 32 MB of graphics memory
*DVD-ROM drive
*Audio Output
*Internet access (fees may apply)

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*1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
*1 GB of system memory
*40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
*Support for DirectX 9 graphics with:
oWDDM Driver
o 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)
o Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware
o 32 bits per pixel
*DVD-ROM drive
*Audio Output
*Internet access (fees may apply)


Although i would say at least a dual core processor , 2 gb ram and any sort of dedicated graphics card to run if effeciently with aero
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If you want to run Ulitmate with aero and everything really smooth id suggest 2 gigs of ram but to be honoest vista is nothing but annoying
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If you want to run Ulitmate with aero and everything really smooth id suggest 2 gigs of ram but to be honoest vista is nothing but annoying
this is really starting to bug me,

vista is now absolutely fine, it does need tweaking a bit like moving UAC and stuff but for say 30 miniutes tweaking it is really really smooth its AS good as windows XP.

im not gonna say it better because XP has done me proud for a little over 5 years now so i still put my faith in XP but vista is the way forward and it is just AS good as XP and the whole RAM hungry thing well its jus not,

you could easily run vista on a 2.8 P4 with 1Gb RAM
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:14 AM   #5
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have you ever tried to run vista on a 2.8P4 with a gig of ram because i have and it dosent run particularly smooth no matter how much tweaking you do
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have you ever tried to run vista on a 2.8P4 with a gig of ram because i have and it dosent run particularly smooth no matter how much tweaking you do
I ran it on a 3.0 with one gig back in the RC2 days. It wasn't that bad, you'll just want to make sure you have dedicated video otherwise it's crap on those specs.
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i'm running Vista Business 32-bit on specs below and it runs good.
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